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Social Care & Early Years

Principles of Leadership and Management for Adults Social Care

Start Date: 9th October 2023
Code: YHPZ1892A1

New Course


Duration: 24 weeks Online
Start date: 9th October 2023
End date: 13th May 2024
Day: Monday
Time: 9.00am-3.30pm

Course fee: FREE

This course is fully funded by the Department for the Economy, under the Skill Up Programme. This course is a part of a suite of free online accredited courses that the College is offering to upskill, retrain and gain a qualification with no costs associated.

Course Content

This qualification has been specifically developed for learners in Northern Ireland.   The qualification provides essential knowledge about adult social care as well as leadership and management.  Learners taking this qualification will extend their knowledge base so that they become more effective as leaders and managers in their current roles as well as preparing them for career progression within the adult social care sector.

Course Aims

This qualification aims to provide learners who are new or aspiring adult social care managers with the knowledge required to carry out their role effectively in the workplace and progress in their career.  

Special Features

Benefits for individuals

  • Develops a greater understanding of key leadership and management issues within an adult social care setting
  • Equips them to progress into the next role within the sector
  • Increases their confidence and effectiveness within the adult social care sector
  • Allows them to attain a qualification developed in collaboration with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC), and further education and social care sectors in Northern Ireland

Benefits for employers and educators

  • Helps to develop the management team and gain knowledge in areas including safeguarding and protection, governance and regulation, supervision, performance management and person-centre outcomes-based practice
  • Enhances individuals knowledge of key leadership and management issues within an adult social care setting
  • Staff become more confident and knowledgeable in their leadership and management of teams in the workplace

You must be at least 18 years of age, a resident of Northern Ireland and eligible to work in the UK
You can start with any qualification depending on existing skills and experience. For the best chance of success we recommend that students begin their studies with a good standard of English and Maths.